ICC Registry mission to Uruguay and Chile
Technical Event to Enhance Cooperation |
Montevideo | Uruguay | Latin American and Caribbean States
From 6 until 10 May 2019, an ICC Registry delegation met with the national authorities of Uruguay and Chile. During these meetings, concrete aspects of cooperation were discussed with a wide range of national authorities. Topics included implementing legislation related to part 9 of the Rome Statute and cooperation agreements.
The mission also aimed at enhancing the visibility of the ICC in these Latin American countries in order to encourage their nationals to apply to staff positions as well as internship and visiting professional programs. To this end, conferences and discussions were held at the Law School of the University of Uruguay, the Diplomatic Academy of Chile, and the International Law Department of the Law School of the University of Chile.
Furthermore, the ICC Registry delegation met with representatives of the European Commission in Uruguay, the UN Resident Coordinator in Chile to discuss possible synergies with these international stakeholders and engaged with parliamentarians from Latin America thanks to participation in the Parliamentary Seminar organized by Parliamentarians for Global Action.
This mission took place with the financial support of the European Commission.
ICC technical events focus on enhancing cooperation at operational levels amongst senior legal officials and other experts in Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Justice, Ministries of Interior, as well as regional and international organisations, so as to allow the Court to carry out its mandate in an efficient and effective manner. In this regard, the Court’s technical events are specific in nature, focusing in particular on technical issues such as victim and witness protection, cooperation agreements, investigations, freezing of assets, arrest and surrender, enforcement of sentences, implementing legislation, ratification of the Rome Statute, strategies and policies, and the role of national experts in international criminal justice matters.